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CSC Tip Sheets: Award and Certificate Programs

This Climate Showcase Community Tip Sheet provides insight on effective practices for implementing local climate and energy programs.

Award and certificate programs publicly recognize and reward organizations that meet criteria for achieving sustainability goals or win a competition among organizations. Read this tip sheet to learn why you should use award and certificate programs, and what to watch out for.

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